A beauty and a time travel letter

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by goossen, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

    Got this one in the post yesterday

    Looks better in person, my lighting sucks but I didn't want to wait until tomorrow's daylight to post this :)

    As soon as I saw the letter in the mailbox I told my wife "this looks like coming from the 1960's". Boy I wasn't so wrong!
    So she told me, let's do a little research. And this was the outcome. We put the years next to the stamps. Mind blowing!
    Thanks a lot @lordmarcovan ! You made us both very happy!
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Wow, your photos of the coin look WAY better than the darkish ones I had!

    The Indian Head Cent "midget stamps" from 1978 (Scott #1734) were the smallest stamps ever issued by the United States Postal Service, I believe.

    I always find international mail more fun when it has foreign stamps on it, so I thought you might enjoy those. :)
  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    BTW, everyone, that was @goossen's "pick your prize" choice from Giveaway #40.

    As of this typing, Giveaway #41 is open for entries, and is also a "pick your own prize" giveaway.

    @Santinidollar has a contest running, too.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    @goossen- your latest envelope has just shipped. Since you had fun with the stamps last time, I figure this one should keep you busy. ;)

    Doing the arithmetic on all these certainly kept me busy! The postage cost was $3.49, but I put $3.505 worth of stamps on there, if I did the math correctly.

    Yes, that's right- there's a half-cent stamp on there! (Orange, with Ben Franklin, at bottom right.) I found it in my stash. I think it is from the 1940s. There is also a red airmail near top right which is from 1948, I believe.

    Enjoy! I figured I'd give you a sneak preview to allow you some time to have fun with the stamps while you wait on the coins! :)

  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    PS- nope, it turns out that orange half-cent Franklin is from 1938. The red 5c airmail is a New York Jubilee stamp and is indeed from 1948, as I had guessed.
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  7. goossen

    goossen Senior Member

  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I'm not into foreign coins but that is a great one to have.
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  9. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек Supporter

    I remember as a kid when those 13c IHC stamps came out. Of course I was griped at for wanting them, because the toads had to be the ones to use them. The stamps were a bit of a PITA because of their size.

    Recently when I ran out of stamps and didn't feel like going to the PO I got a bunch of 1990's era stamps and started using them.
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  10. beaver96

    beaver96 Well-Known Member

    Lordmarcovan you are one class act. I'd tip my coin hat if I had one.
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